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6c8acd  No.29271[Reply]

So I'm struggling a bit in building my game economy. Do you guys have any article/essay/book on this subject?

3998ce  No.29272


What in the world do you mean by economy?

b14209  No.29346

A secondary set of currency makes it easier to expect what the player will buy. Shantae Risky's revenge had Magic Jam hidden around like heart pieces that you needed to buy any special moves or equipment.

The jam gives extra motivation to explore the overworld, and it also limits how quickly you can spend money on special items so players will feel better about spending money on disposable items like potions.

843c66  No.29350

Lots of spreadsheets, lots of testing. What is your problem more specifically? I once worked on a shitty in-browser cookie clicker clone and i remember it was pretty hard to get things to feel right.

It helps to bust out the old analysis and stochastics skills.

cb1a85  No.29722

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

Find the EYNTKE and look into the Economics folder. If that doesn't help just try speaking or getting in contact with an economics professor, or a student. >>>/biz/

Game economics sounds fascinating, giving a fictitious economy to the people and then seeing what they do with it. 1. Makes for a phenomenal study. and 2. If you're game matters it will take off and the economy will become real when people starting attributing real world worth to in-game status and wealth.


604fc7  No.30336

I just want simple fluctuating trade prices like in suikoden 2

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ce4c99  No.27922[Reply]

Im currently going all out with my dream game, will be a farming game inspired by Harvest Moon: Back to Nature and Breath of Fire 3

Top down, 3D models mostly, with some sprites here and there will made on Unity

The theme will be "comfy", the game will focus on stamina management instead of time unlike most games of the genres, there will be no combat at least until the 2nd expansion All farming/gathering/crafting mechanics will have higher depth than the usual for the genre

Also all villagers will be qt girls, marriage and romance won't be on the 1.0 version, but very very veeery close friendships will be possible, also every NPC will have a specific way to help on the farm if you get close enough to them (example: the slav girl will help only taking care of potatoes, and only if they are close to a squattable object like a fence)

My brother is working on the unity part while i make some of the features in standalone C# executables for showcase

The first system in working on is cooking (25% done), you can download the current version below


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373839  No.30127

File: 3199d5038ea4e0e⋯.png (211.75 KB, 1680x876, 140:73, metarig.png)

Well found out mecanim hates the complex rig from rigify and refuses to be nice and play with it

So i had to delete it and redo, luckily i kept the metarig stashed away and this is now my rig, it worked on mecanim, so i guess im keeping it

373839  No.30148

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373839  No.30342

Fixed a few bugs, version 1.21 is up on steam

373839  No.30411

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Started the next model... im enjoying this more than i should

9dcca6  No.30446

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7d5f93  No.30074[Reply]

So I'm close to having something to show for my work, and I'm starting to think about going public. Specifically, how to.

There's obviously YouTube and shitposting here, but how do we actually get attention? How does a game go from unknown to trending? How do we generate interest in our demos/kikestarters/streambait? I've thought about using


but I don't know the first thing about that shitshow or how to exploit it. Likewise for Tumblr, which I've seen a few anons use for documentation at least.

I think sending free copies to e-celebs and journalists is a pretty solid option when a project's nearing completion, but there's not necessarily an incentive for them to cover it. Usually if a YouTuber has any kind of sway, they're getting paid to make those videos.

7d5f93  No.30075

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One example I've seen would be Earth Romancer, this platform fightan game that's since gone to (((Fig))) for some reason.

It didn't go viral overnight or anything like that, but I had friends link me the debut trailer and a fair few views and subscribers came out of that.

As I understand it, it just turned up in Reddit's Smash communities and did the rounds from there. I'm not sure if it was posted by the dev anonymously or if it just happened organically, though.The video was well-timed, capitalising on Icons' failed reveal. It probably would've done much better for itself if it didn't have its furshit characters front and center, which is more an issue with public image than actual strategy.

Either way, latching onto an existing community seems like the easiest way to build interest. But that has its own pitfalls and invites a lot of direct comparisons. Especially with Smash autists, christ, they're insufferable.

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dfa4c2  No.30024[Reply]

for example:

if someone uses fl Studio (pirated) for the Music of the game and publishes the game, is there any danger that he gets in Trouble.

Or if someone uses pirated photoshop, etc..

someone has to provide evidence for the piracy.

are there examples of People who got into Trouble for releasing a game made with pirated Software???


e746f7  No.30025


It might not be exactly what you're looking for and many people don't wanna hear this but this is what piracy is or should be about...giving the unfortunate a chance to keep up with the world until they can give back.

c93abd  No.30026

Unless you see a watermark or the equivalent in the final exports form your software, it'd be hard to know whether you produced it from a legit or pirated copy of whatever software you use.

dfc13a  No.30030

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>if someone uses fl Studio (pirated) for the Music of the game and publishes the game, is there any danger that he gets in Trouble.

Short story no

Long story yes

Generally speaking if you are a professional and intend to make a living off what you're doing you should buy your software. However it's very hard to get detected pirating unless you're sloppy or you run a company.

A good example of this is if you go to a job interview and your interviewer asks if he can see how you work. If he sees "UNLICENSED" at the top of the screen he's probably going to think you're not serious and not hire you. Similarly if you use pirated software and for instance release screenshots/livestreams and someone notices that can easily have ripple effects. I've seen occasionally someone outed for using pirated software. At all of the talks I've been to where piracy is brought up universally people generally state you should buy your own software because it really makes you look more professional and less sketchy.

However if you're dirt poor and don't wanna shell out thousands of dollars for 3dsmax I doubt anyone is going to really judge you for it. It's really only if you wanna graduate from "highschool student making shit for fun" to "do you want my business card?"

If you're afraid that someone's going to find out you pirated your software just based on the game itself. Unless the engine was proprietary or you do something stupid like don't pay the license to Unity and pirate the Professional version it's highly unlikely.

5c6f72  No.30062

I think the phrase you want to google is "perceptual watermark", as for whether they're used: I've no idea, but they're certainly possible.


A modeling program might hide shit in the LSBs of verticies for example, with exceptions for snapped and manually set verticies where perfect matches are expected. Maybe the formats don't have enough accuracy to reproduce such tiny differences, but they probably do.

Is it used? Not a damn clue, but in principle it's probably possible.

e4130d  No.30071


>if someone uses fl Studio (pirated) for the Music of the game and publishes the game, is there any danger that he gets in Trouble

Not if you aren't completely mentally impaired, it'd be hard to get in trouble for that alone.

Using licensed audio/assets is another story...

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8df414  No.30048[Reply]

I know opentoonz has rigpuppet Tools, but is it actually possible to make good looking cutesy Girl cut out animations with it?

Like for example this one:


7f99f1  No.30057


It's plausible I think. Still, it's a lot of work.

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1bde1f  No.26850[Reply]

What's generally considered to be the best for game devving when it comes to Text Adventures, whether it be the traditional Infocom fare, or CoC or Cursed's style of 'Button-Clicking Adventure'?

I pretty much plan on making a lewd sideproject while I continue getting tangled in Godot.

pic tangentially related

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1bde1f  No.27487



>Write your text game in something that can only run on the architectures you explicitly support

Please don't. If a game could be written in some ancient runtime that is available for every platform under the sun, it should be. Period.

1bde1f  No.27554

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And that runtime is called Microsoft BASIC (of which GW-BASIC is a superset).



If that's not portable enough for you, there's always Tiny BASIC.


And yes, you can write adventures in that. Here's one:


6d7da3  No.29330

fix thread

827688  No.30008


>not compiling with --ffreestanding


2fc534  No.30017


Batch files and shell scripts if you don't care about portability between OSes.

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750b50  No.29976[Reply]

>tfw it's takings too much time finish

I-I-I'm gonna make it right? It feels like so many work to do. If I can't finish this shit before Xmas, I'd probably kill myself before end of the year. I need your power /agdg/, lend me energy.

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750b50  No.29983

File: 40d2b6641285b98⋯.gif (10.95 KB, 31x64, 31:64, walkd.gif)


Thanks, It was 5am when I made that post. I stayed up late throughout the day. Here's a sprite sneak peek.

ccc111  No.29991


To be less of a dick and actually respond to your thread, I think you're in one of two scenarios.

The first is that you simple have some crunch time ahead of you in order to complete this game in a timely fashion.

The second is that you've overscoped your project and have insufficient labor to complete it in a timely manner. If that's the case, you'll need to slice and dice as many unfinished components/features as possible to get your project to the finish line.

8726a2  No.29993

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You may want to lengthen her arms a bit. They look too short. Generally, a person's wrists will reach their crotch/groin.

As for finishing, take>>29991's advice and keep working. Take a break if you need to. I think it would be worse if you died and your project never saw the light of day then if you finished it and it was terrible. At least with the latter, you can say you tried and learn something. Good luck anon.

1031cb  No.29995

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09b07e  No.30007

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Calm down m8, you're making something. That's more than 99% of people of dream of making games do. You're succeeding.

Life's good bro, and estimation is hard: adjust your deadline as you come into new information. When you starting implementing something and realize "fuck, this is far harder than I initially estimated", the appropriate response is not to hold yourself to a deadline made with inaccurate information. Calm down, adjust, and move forwards.

Please don't an hero my dude, this is just temporary panic.

I must not fear.

Fear is the mind-killer.

Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.

I will face my fear.

I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.

Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.

Only I will remain.

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f57988  No.26682[Reply]

Looks like the old thread 404'd from being past the bumplimit a month or two ago.

Posting this here to have a semi-permanent location.

Recent progress:

-noise system, lolis chase thrown items if they hear them fall

-lolis use known food preferences to determine new food reactions based on a 6-axis sytem (savoury, sweet, spicy, sour, bitter, salty)

-start of a system to make lolis associate concepts together

-externalized house data and made a house editor

-probably some other shit I forgot

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974b0c  No.31892

>She was into dd/lg.

no idea. kinda amazing that you'd tell a gf tho, be careful dude

I also know nothing on how the IRC channels work, but I'll look into that

I think I'll also make an account and post it there, so you can access me and talk things out, like how the dialogue system works, what would I need to do and that kinda stuff

Glad that you want help, and let's see how this goes

40390c  No.31897

File: 473d0715382f6f9⋯.gif (4.51 MB, 489x364, 489:364, school_uniform_strip.gif)

File: 392eabb9616e3df⋯.gif (1.79 MB, 489x364, 489:364, dress_strip.gif)

File: c1faac519796f3b⋯.gif (2.26 MB, 489x364, 489:364, kinder_outfit_strip.gif)

Okay, now stripping has in-between frames, and I extended the dialogue for it as well. I'll spice it up more later since I'll probably be able to re-use this for multiple scenes involving stripping (albeit probably with some parameterization)


dd/lg is daddy-daughter / little-girl role playing. ie adults acting like that

>I also know nothing on how the IRC channels work, but I'll look into that

You can just click that link. The web client is a bit crap though, but it works.

>I think I'll also make an account and post it there,

An email? That would be good. You don't have to use cock.li - I was using using it as an example of an easy to make permanent email account that doesn't require any info from you (unlike hotmail, gmail, etc). Takes like 1 minute and you have an account.

75948a  No.31899

wow Incredible, I really like the work of the artist and the perfect work done by the programmer, they are the best

000000  No.31905



My D can't hold for so long, give us the brokest new version you but , but by begging you, give us something.

343372  No.32281

Is this post death? please no D:

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File: e2029930eed26ee⋯.webm (1.84 MB, 720x360, 2:1, Hyper buster.webm)

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e7a190  No.29846[Reply]

Main blog for updates and progress stuff:


GMOTA is a medieval action gameplay modification for Doom 2, you take control of the knight Lord Blaz and fight a bunch of demons in a very fast paced melee-focused style, using a sword, a grappling chain to pull enemies in, and an arm cannon to paralyze enemies. There are also subweapons for both the sword and arm gun, adding more variety and options to combat.

More characters will be added with future updates!


Compatible with pretty much any custom doom map out there! You'll need either the newest version of Zandronum (3.0)

https://zandronum.com/ (Just click on the GET THE LATEST VERSION: 3.0 for windows, up on the top right)

Or GZDoom 1.8 or newer


You will also need either the Doom 2.wad, or grab Freedoom, though that might make certain sounds not as great.


and finally, you'll probably want some custom maps to play!

I recommend Scythe


Or Scythe 2

https://www.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

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d4490d  No.29885

Is this standalone or you need to have Doom 2 installed?

e7a190  No.29892


You'll need Doom 2, unfortunately. I haven't taken it to such lengths to make it standalone.

ca8a15  No.29932


Does it work with Freedoom at least?

721c54  No.29946


It technically should, though I think a few of the sounds might get freedoom'd, if that makes sense.

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793e1a  No.543[Reply]

So what do you fine folks know 'bout volume culling in deferred rendering for shadow volumes and stencils.

I'm trying to do this as lazily ass possible so I can move on to based Oren-Nayar diffuse lighting with Cook-Torrance specular lighting, transparency, diffraction, diffusion etc.
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793e1a  No.27875


two year old thread on frontpage

gud shit

793e1a  No.27885


Anything that doesn't use integrated graphics and made after 2007 should be okay to use

All Macs after this period support 3.3.

The majority of Nvidia cards do.

I also assume the same for AMD

Considering the lifespan of laptops/desktops I'm sure anyone who'd buy your shit has replaced their card anyway

793e1a  No.27974


Using non-core (<3.2) GL can actually cause performance issues on newer cards. The drivers aren't optimized for it.

If you don't need modern GL then why aren't you using an engine?

793e1a  No.28384


Oh look, more wooden box tutorials!

703c2e  No.29909

wew, this board...

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c04d56  No.29845[Reply]


Please be patient we have autism editiion

>What is demo day?

A seasonal community event in which your fellow nodev anons show off their vidya, and for you anons to do what you do best.

>That is?

Play our vidya, tell us how we can improve, show us the untapped potential you see, tell us how much our games suck (or don't, after you've played of course), and why it does or does not suck.

Obligatory Notices

Please post criticism/bugs/etc in this thread.

This thread serves as an archive, and also a backup thread to the demo day thread on /v/. Feel free to use either.


More to come, but here's the already posted demos by sleepydevs.






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44bb86  No.29863


fuck forgot to link my email sorry


also check my devblog for weekly updates i have plenty lore posted if you want to read my autistic ramblings


c04d56  No.29867


no worries, i'd do the same as what you've done too

27522c  No.29878

File: 19ae2e3a0de244d⋯.gif (2.58 MB, 360x360, 1:1, q3k0X1.gif)


I made this a few months ago for a game jam but I never posted the build in AGDG:


5a8c89  No.29893


this has promise, good luck sir!

27522c  No.29901

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Thanks. There are a lot of things I never got around to implementing like shops, an overworld, missions, etc. It was going to be very similar to Shadowrun on the Genesis.

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

27ea66  No.27895[Reply]

Am I the only one who finds videos/pictures of a game engine just starting out comfy as fuck? Or just examples of how to do stuff floating in space. Something about them motivates me to continue on my game.

Hell even things like janky-ass ports of games onto mobile platforms have a similar charm.

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5bb67e  No.29031

File: 93979769502fdf1⋯.png (1.25 MB, 1278x716, 639:358, game1.png)

heres something i was working on

if only it was 1999 it would still be relevant.

a4c1a7  No.29490


when did we first had bump mapping in vidya? I keep thinking it was around 2000

dcb92c  No.29712


I think it was sometime around when DOOM 3 was released. I remember looking at the DOOM 3 and thinking it was photo relastic



video related is how far I got with this game. Like all my projects I couldn't finish it. its just way too much work and not enough motivation and incentive to get it done.

dcac93  No.29805


>he's The One

d60629  No.29870

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

I like this shit as well.

Here's an old demo for Penumbra's engine.

They also released the source:


YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

927352  No.29828[Reply]

Hi /agdg/

What i need for make a rpg like this one?

I'm a old programmer, but i never try made a videogame or other like. I know Java and C.

What i need for learn made videogame like this video or Dofus since newbie to master.

13355c  No.29829

For a graphically-simple game for someone unfamiliar with game dev(but familiar with Java), I'd recommend Unity in 2D. There are a ton of pieces in its API that are JFM(just fucking magic) such as scenes, UI, and prefabs. If you advance past "babby's first" tier, you'll quickly identify the limitations with the built-in tools and likely learn to hate how much you'll be forced to use the editor(rather than source code) to accomplish certain tasks.

If you don't want to use proprietary software and are willing to pick up python, I'd recommend pygame. It's not as much a 2D game engine as it is a convenient way to use SDL with python. If you know how you want to approach your game's architecture, this will allow you far more flexibility to make it happen without ever touching Unity's editor.

There's a world of other game engines(Godot, gamemaker, etc) that you could pick up if you wanted to start learning, but I've only got experience with the ones I recommended.

e083e7  No.29840

These are two gaming engines especially designed for grid based RPG.



This is a very useful map editor.


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70c07e  No.23218[Reply]

Ever wished you could carry out Hitler's dream? Want to rid the world of those filthy Jews?

Well let me introduce "Kike Klicker", a shit knock-off of the somewhat well known autistic time waster "Cookie Clicker"


It's currently pre-pre-pre-alpha, honestly just uploading this version for shits and giggles.

Suggestions welcome.

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10fb56  No.29374


You sound annoyed.

80d9c5  No.29386


>Wow, you must be really edgy, kid

Not as edgy as someone who digs up a three year old thread to insult its creator.

725150  No.29389

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86d661  No.29391

File: ac856d53a73abb5⋯.jpg (12.83 KB, 209x140, 209:140, plane1.jpg)

e78354  No.29804


Godot confirmed for /ourengine/.

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463f61  No.29486[Reply]

It is a language game.

I'll update this thread later.

aa0187  No.29488

Similar to a "try to hack it" thing, with only one terminal, but instead of simple unix-like commands you get into quite tricky constructs.

dd8123  No.29496


Can you tell more?

99296c  No.29679


I am developing a specific language for it and trying to assort a team

Here is a basic agnostic acknowledger


There would be logic modules and other


with the end goal to pipe it into a physics engine

a18850  No.29732

This is an old game, and unrelated:


Don't feel like creating a thread for it

a18850  No.29733


Forgot to say I'm the same dev (forgot trip)

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